Learning Management Systems

7 Must Have LMS Features: #4 - Gamification

Posted by Nimritta P. on Sep 27, 2016 6:00:00 AM

The LMS landscape enhances training effectiveness for organizations in various markets, if you know which features to look for — but with over 600 options in the LMS market, shopping for a new platform is no easy task. We're going to outlinewhich LMS features allow you to enhance the effectiveness of training delivery, increase learner engagement and retention, enhance the user experience, all while saving time and money. This is the fourth of seven blogs in our series, Must Have LMS Features. Check out the last post here. 

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Topics: Learning Management System, LMS

The Landscape of Learning Technologies in 2016

Posted by Nimritta P. on Sep 25, 2016 10:15:00 AM

The Brandon Hall Group issued a study on the Learning Technology landscape of 2016. The report revealed that technology is becoming the top learning and development priority this year, with 48% of survey respondents naming it as #1 on their list. What’s more remarkable, is looking at new emerging learning technologies has taken precedence over learning strategy this year. Here are the top 5 findings of the report:

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Topics: education technology, learning technology, education technologies

New Features & Improvements Coming in Totara 9.0

Posted by Nimritta P. on Sep 23, 2016 11:17:04 AM

The long awaited release of Totara 9.0 is finally on its way! This is the first Totara release since their move away from Moodle, so the changes and improvements are highly anticipated by all. The new release is still a few months away, but here are some of the highlights to look forward to.  

A majority of the improvements and new features are within Seminars and Events (formerly called "Face to Face", and "Sessions"), making these much more functional and inclusive components. Seminars are also going to be more prominent in Totara 9.0, with their own level under the Site Administration menu.  

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Topics: Totara LMS

7 Must Have LMS Features: #3 - Engaging Content

Posted by Nimritta P. on Sep 20, 2016 6:00:00 AM

The LMS landscape enhances training effectiveness for organizations in various markets, if you know which features to look for — but with over 600 options in the LMS market, shopping for a new platform is no easy task. We're going to outlinewhich LMS features allow you to enhance the effectiveness of training delivery, increase learner engagement and retention, enhance the user experience, all while saving time and money. This is the third of seven blogs in our series, Must Have LMS Features. Check out the last post here. 

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Topics: Learning Management System, LMS

Why Your LMS Theme Matters

Posted by Nimritta P. on Sep 16, 2016 7:00:00 AM

In a report published by Brandon Hall Group this year, it was revealed that 88% of organizations switching LMS did so for improved User Experience. The most overlooked component of user experience, is your LMS theme. A good LMS theme will create a seamless user experience, which enhances the learner engagement, and makes your users more comfortable.

That's why Lambda Solutions has equipped the newest release of their Configurable Theme with extensive customization options to provide an enhanced, and more seamless user experience. 

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Topics: moodle theming, Moodle customization, branding

Adaptive Learning: Personalized Training for Every Learner

Posted by Lambda Solutions on Sep 15, 2016 6:00:00 AM

 

Everyone learns differently - this is now common knowledge. The aspects of traditional learning that work well are very different for individual learners — we all benefit from different strong-points, and we all face different learning challenges. "Adaptive learning" uses technology to address these differences, by personalizing courses in a way that best fits each individual's specific learning needs. 

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Topics: adaptive learning, education technology, Lambda Solutions, online learning

7 Must Have LMS Features: #2 - Theming, Brand, and Design

Posted by Nimritta P. on Sep 13, 2016 6:00:00 AM

The LMS landscape enhances training effectiveness for organizations in various markets, if you know which features to look for — but with over 600 options in the LMS market, shopping for a new platform is no easy task. We're going to outlinewhich LMS features allow you to enhance the effectiveness of training delivery, increase learner engagement and retention, enhance the user experience, all while saving time and money. This is the second of seven blogs in our series, Must Have LMS Features. Check out our first post here

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Topics: Learning Management System, LMS

Long-Term Impact Trends in Higher Education

Posted by Nimritta P. on Sep 8, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Educause recently published the NMC Horizon Report: 2016 Higher Education Edition, identifying the key trends, technologies, practices, and challenges in adopting technology in higher education. Here, we will go over the trends in higher education that could have a long term impact on the higher education sector. These trends support a shift towards student-centered learning. Read on to find out more!

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Topics: education technology, higher education, learning technology

7 Must Have LMS Features: #1 - Communication Channels

Posted by Nimritta P. on Sep 6, 2016 7:00:00 AM

The LMS landscape enhances training effectiveness for organizations in various markets, if you know which features to look for — but with over 600 options in the LMS market, shopping for a new platform is no easy task. We're going to outlinewhich LMS features allow you to enhance the effectiveness of training delivery, increase learner engagement and retention, enhance the user experience, all while saving time and money. This is the first of 7 blogs in our series, Must Have LMS Features. 

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Topics: LMS, Learning Management Systems

2016 LMS Market Overview

Posted by Colin Stein on Aug 31, 2016 4:19:37 PM

The learning management system (LMS) market is growing fast and it doesn’t look like its about to slow down anytime soon. According to Forbes the LMS market was well over $2.5 billion and will grow to $8 billion by 2018 with North America leading the market share. Rapid growth in the LMS market can be explained by many factors but two key points that stand out are as follows:

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Topics: lms market, learning management system market

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